Some Ideas for Fringe

The fringe trend this spring is ubiquitous but can sometimes be a bit much. How to wear fringe without looking like you are in a Western or going to Coachella? Here are some ideas. The Freda Salvador sandals and boots have removable fringe, which is brilliant. Admittedly, some adornments look more like tassels than fringe, but who is quibbling? Accessories are always a quick way to incorporate a new trend without going for overkill.

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Island Inspiration

The hardest thing about going to Hawaii is leaving Hawaii! To ease the pain, you can bring back a bit of the islands with these island inspired pouches by Jennifer Binney of Samudra, the Sanskrit word for ocean. The pouches are cotton canvas, lined, measure 10.5″ x 13″, and can fit an iPad. Check out her website for all the images, but fair warning, you will want them all!

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http://samudra11.com/

Espadrilles for summer fun

I’ve always had a fondness for espadrilles, which spell summer and the promise of warm weather! In these current variations, with playful prints, patterns, embroidery, and textures, espadrilles belie their humble origins and can make an outfit. Pair them with the mid calf length skirts and wide legged pants or a summer dress, and voila!  Tres chic, non?

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